Prunus Catherine

  • Flowering month: January
  • Flowering month: February
  • Flowering month: December
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Spreading

Catherine is an unusual flowering cherry tree because it flowers so early. The relatively large single white blossoms appear in early winter - possibly even as early as December in some years.

In autumn the leaves turn an intense orange-red in, making this one of the best of the ornamental cherries for autumn leaf colours.

Prunus 'Catherine' is thought to be related to Prunus 'Autumnalis Rosea', and shares its characteristic of flowering very early in the winter. However the strong autumn leaf colours take after 'Collingwood Ingram' and Prunus sargentii although its growth habit is not as neat as the former. 

Catherine trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 18th December

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
1-year Catherine tree - bare root
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years
£24.95
Out of stock
2-year Catherine tree - in a 12L pot
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years
£45.95

Prices include VAT if applicable.


How to grow

For the best autumn colours, plant in a sheltered location in full sun.

Catherine characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Autumn foliage colour Winter colour
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Country of origin: Belgium
  • Flowering month: January February December
  • Flowering season: Early
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Light copper
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Autumnalis Rosea
    Prunus x subhirtella
    Autumnalis Rosea
    A close relative of Prunus Catherine, with similar winter-flowering.

How to choose a flowering cherry tree

We have a very wide range of flowering cherry trees. Choosing can be difficult! Our article explaining the different characteristics of flowering cherries might help narrow down the selection.